I just can't seem to find 2.3 with manuals on craigslist, but saw a bunch of them with auto. Yeah, you are all right, should just wait. I have a bronco ii, get about 15 ~ 17mpg. Just fantasizing about getting a 4 cylinder. So 2.3's are cheaper than 5.0s in general? But I see so many ads for 5.0s. I'm referring to mustang 3 (87~93). You mentioned they are "not useful in any other application". What does that mean? Thanks!
Admittedly I could be lying, I was told by two people who did it though which is why I stopped looking for a cross member. I should know in a months time. Car finally made it back to town and I will be doing the T5 swap, new convertible top, and new brake booster. If I am wrong I will update my post just in case anyone runs across it.Good to know, I didn't realize it would have worked. I was impressed that the mounting location for the 5spd crossmember was already there.
fess40;16638978. Be careful buying parts from a turbo coupes as well. They use a hydraulic clutch and different peddles as well. I used the whole setup from my donor car when I did my turbo swap.[/QUOTE said:When I did my 5 speed 88 turbo coupe trans swap, I used the bell housing, transmission and clutch peddles, & drive line from a 86 turbo Cougar. The 87-88 cars used hydraulic clutch, but the earlier t bird & cougar turbo cars used cable clutch, also the 86 T-5 has a deeper 1st gear than the 87-88, which helps with take off, another good thing is the auto cars came with a 3:73 tracloc rear, where the 5 speed cars were 3:55, so by swapping from auto to 5 speed you also get a better gear ratio, I also swapped the auto 8UA computer to a LA3, I know these are t-bird specfic, but letting you know you can get a clutch cable version, and gear ratios for different year 4 cyl T-5 also. There is a chart for T-5 years, ratios, and applications I down loaded from another site, but it's on my other computer, you can do a search and probably find it pretty easy. I also have a complete T-5 swap set up I am not using, from a 88 turbo coupe, trans, peddles, bellhousing, computer, slave cylinder, crossmember, driveline, but I am in NM, so shipping is more than it's worth unless you lived pretty close!